Property gutted in two separate fire incidents in Valley

KATHMANDU: Property worth around Rs 1.3 million were destroyed in two separate fire incidents in Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday.

Property worth around Rs 300,000 were destroyed in a fire that gutted a grocery store in Madhyapur Timi Municipality-3 of Bhaktapur yesterday.

According to police, Bijay Grocery Store belonging to Khamba Thapa in Kaushaltar was burned to cinders in the fire that started with an electric short-circuit.

Similarly, a mushroom farm was destroyed in a fire in Godawari Municipality-11 of Lalitpur district on Tuesday.

According to police, the fire gutted 12 tunnels containing mushrooms in the farm belonging to Basu Ghimire in Tahakhel, destroying property worth around Rs 1 million.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the cases are underway, said police.